Sat, Feb 3 | 10am-12:15pm
Half-day Meditation Course
$25 / free for members GPII and up
Zoom Access: If you are a member who qualifies to attend online, email [email protected] to receive the link.
By meditating on the true nature of things, emptiness, we can realize that everything is a mere appearance to the mind, like a dream. Thinking in this way our wisdom increases, we can let go of grasping, heal ourselves and live lightly in our world.
The course will focus on the chapter “Ultimate Bodhiochitta” in the book Modern Buddhism by the internationally renowned meditation master Geshe Kelsang Gyasto Rinpoche, with particulate emphasis on the meditation ‘A simple training in ultimate bodhichitta’ during the four guided meditations. Attendees are encouraged to download a copy of Modern Buddhism (or How to Transform Your Life) for the retreat and read the chapter ‘Ultimate Bodhichitta’ in either book.
"In Buddhism, emptiness has great meaning. It is the real nature of things, and is a very profound and meaningful object. If we realize emptiness directly we will attain permanent liberation from all the sufferings of this life and countless future lives; there is no greater meaning than this."
From How to Transform Your Life by Venerable Geshe Kelksang Gyatso
Led by Gen Lhadron, an American Buddhist nun and resident teacher at KMC San Diego. Gen Lhadron’s sincere teachings are presented with humor and practical examples that make them accessible to everyone. Through her kindness and enthusiasm for meditation practice, she provides an inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner for our society. Gen Lhadron has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 2001.